25 abr 2018
Turkey

THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY, BINALI YILDIRIM, ENCOURAGES SPANISH ENTREPRENEURS TO INVEST IN HIS COUNTRY

On Spain’s side, Íñigo de la Serna, Marisa Poncela, Joaquín Gay de Montellà and José Luis Bonet participated in the business meeting.

The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, today encouraged Spanish businessmen to invest in his country during a business meeting on the occasion of his visit to participate in the VI Spain -Turkey High Level Meeting. On the Spanish side, participants in the meeting included the Minister of Development, Íñigo de la Serna; the Secretary of State for Commerce, Marisa Poncela; the vice president of CEOE and president of the International Relations Committee, Joaquín Gay de Montellà; and the president of Spain’s Chamber of Commerce, José Luis Bonet, co-organizers of the business meeting.

The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim on the occasion of his visit to participate in the "VI Spain -Turkey High Level Meeting"
The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim on the occasion of his visit to participate in the "VI Spain -Turkey High Level Meeting" — ©CEOE

CEOE’s vice-president, Joaquín Gay de Montellà, welcomed the participants and stressed that Spanish companies, who are leaders in many sectors related to transport infrastructure, energy, water and the development of smart cities, can make a significant contribution to the modernization of the Turkish economy and strengthen the position of Anatolia as one of the main hubs of communications and interconnections between Asia and Europe. Therefore, he explained, Spanish companies are closely following the privatizations of ports and the ambitious investment plans launched by the Turkish government to modernize and extend its extensive network of airports, transport infrastructure, energy and water treatment.

He also mentioned the legal reforms undertaken by the Turkish government in these sectors and especially the reform of public-private partnerships, which will play a crucial role in the development of investment plans. In addition, he highlighted that legal certainty represents an essential element in any strategy aimed at increasing the participation of the private sector in the development and management of all types of infrastructures that require a strong long-term mobilization of capital.